Rosettes of the Tree of Life in Persia


Urantia Book does not mention any flowers of the the tree of life. Both leaves and fruit of the tree of life were used by Van and his associates at first, and then by Adam and Eve subsequently. Thus, the tree of life was most likely a flowering shrub.

The tree of life was never transplanted to the Second Eden. However, Vanite ancestors of Assyrians were taught that their seven commandments were given to Van up on the mount Ararat or Urartu (p. 860, §6). Thus, one would expect the Assyrians in the neighborhood of the Second Garden would have kept the tradition of the tree of life.

Tree of Life in Crete and Cyprus
Rosettes of the Tree of Life in Crete and Cyprus

Tree of Life around the Second Garden
Rosettes of the Tree of Life around the Second Garden

Tree of Life around Lake Van and Mount Ararat
Rosettes of the Tree of Life around Lake Van and Mount Ararat

Tree of Life in Persia
Rosettes of the Tree of Life in Persia

 

Rosettes in Persia

This sculture clearly shows the rosette is the flower of the tree of life, which shows its blooming rosette on top. The guarding sphinx is a (primary) midwayer, but Persians did not have a name for such a guarding spirit. In the bronze plate of Topprakale, the sphinx also guards the tree of life.

Rossetts embelish the borders.

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From Sasanian Kingdom, Iran.


A rosette brick with three concentric circles.
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Note the rosettes in the chariot.

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The rosettes may have been the flowers of the tree of life, and the cone shaped fruit of the handle its fruit. Why the eyes? Genesis records the warning that the fruit will open their eyes.
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Note the rosettes on the border and the bridle.

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Note the tree of life on the top band and the protective spirits (midwayers).